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  • Newark election 2019
    Article: Dec 13, 2019

    Thank you for everyone who voted for a more open, tolerant and fair society yesterday.

    We were naturally disappointed overall but hearted that in Newark we almost doubled our share of the vote compared with 2017 to 9.7%. Well done to David Watts who has indicated that he would stand again for us in Newark.

  • Article: Nov 28, 2019

    A damning poll has revealed that a
    majority of people do not believe
    Boris Johnson's promise to keep
    the NHS out of a trade deal with
    Donald Trump after Brexit. The
    poll by Survation found only 31%
    believe his pledge on the NHS and
    a US trade deal. How safe is the
    NHS from Brexit, privatisation and
    US Drug Giants?

  • Article: Nov 21, 2019

    The exit of so many moderate
    Tory MPs at the end of this
    parliament is clear proof of
    the rightward lurch of the
    Conservative Party.
    Some moderates like Ken
    Clarke are retiring, others
    including Amber Rudd have
    been thrown out, joining
    Anna Soubry and others who
    have already left the Party.
    Most are household names
    like Justine Greening, Philip
    Hammond and Oliver
    Letwin. Local MPs Nicky
    Morgan and Sir Patrick
    McCloughlin are quitting as
    well.
    Holding Ministerial
    positions, they have all given
    years of service to this
    country representing "One
    Nation" Conservatism.
    Despite often challenging
    political differences, they
    could still hold the respect of
    MPs from all political
    parties. Moderate MPs are
    no longer welcome in today's
    Conservative Party, leaving
    Boris Johnson and his
    bullying Brexit Boys to
    pursue his hard right Brexit
    deal while promising to
    "Unite the Nation".

  • Article: Nov 21, 2019

    Newark Liberal Democrats
    have expressed their
    extreme disappointment
    after research by the
    Guardian newspaper
    showed that Newark MP
    Robert Jenrick has one of
    the worst voting records on
    climate issues of any MP,
    desppite lobbying from
    concerned constituents. In
    the research the Guardian
    ranked each MP by the
    percentage of positive votes
    that they have cast to tackle
    climate change and Mr
    Jenrick scored zero percent.
    Lib Dem parliamentary
    spokesperson David Watts
    said: "There have been 8
    major votes on issues to do
    with climate change since
    Robert was first elected as
    an MP. In every single one
    he has voted in the way that
    is most harmful to the
    environment. Representing
    a largely rural constituency
    he should recognise the
    importance of tackling
    climate change, and yet his
    voting record shows that he
    either doesn't understand or
    doesn't care. Liberal
    Democrats demand better
    from their local MP.
    Tackling climate change is
    our number one priority.
    We are in a climate
    emergency and cannot
    afford not to act, but Robert
    has failed to protect the
    future for his constituents.
    To be the joint worst rated
    MP in terms of climate votes